Sally Arai

BMT specialist

Hematologist

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-0822
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Hematology Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Amyloid Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-6186
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Professional Education

Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital (1995) NY

Fellowship: John Hopkins Hospital (1999) MD

Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center (1998) NY

Internship: Strong Memorial Hospital (1993) NY

Medical Education: Dartmouth Medical School (1991) NH

MS, Stanford University, Epidemiology (2006)

MD, Dartmouth Medical School

Honors & Awards

K23-“Reduce GVHD and Relapse using Ex-Vivo Expanded Allogeneic Cell Therapy”, NIH (2003-2008)

“A phase I/II study of post-transplant autologous CIK cells for high-risk hematologic malignancies”, Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (2005-2009)

The prognostic value of diagnosing concurrent multiple myeloma in immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis
Dinner, S., Witteles, W., Witteles, R., Lam, A., Arai, S., & Liedtke, M. (2013). The prognostic value of diagnosing concurrent multiple myeloma in immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY, 161(3), 367-372.

H-Y antigen-binding B cells develop in male recipients of female hematopoietic cells and associate with chronic graft vs. host disease
Sahaf, B., Yang, Y., Arai, S., Herzenberg, L. A., Herzenberg, L. A., & Miklos, D. B. (2013). H-Y antigen-binding B cells develop in male recipients of female hematopoietic cells and associate with chronic graft vs. host disease. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 110(8), 3005-3010.

Prophylactic rituximab after allogeneic transplantation decreases B-cell alloimmunity with low chronic GVHD incidence
Arai, S., Sahaf, B., Narasimhan, B., Chen, G. L., Jones, C. D., & Miklos, D. B. (2012). Prophylactic rituximab after allogeneic transplantation decreases B-cell alloimmunity with low chronic GVHD incidence. BLOOD, 119(25), 6145-6154.

Sirolimus and mycophenolate mofetil as GVHD prophylaxis in myeloablative, matched-related donor hematopoietic cell transplantation
Johnston, L., Florek, M., Armstrong, R., McCune, J. S., Arai, S., & Negrin, R. (2012). Sirolimus and mycophenolate mofetil as GVHD prophylaxis in myeloablative, matched-related donor hematopoietic cell transplantation. BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 47(4), 581-588.

Heart transplantation and cardiac amyloidosis: Approach to screening and novel management strategies
Varr, B. C., Liedtke, M., Arai, S., Lafayette, R. A., Schrier, S. L., & Witteles, R. M. (2012). Heart transplantation and cardiac amyloidosis: Approach to screening and novel management strategies. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 31(3), 325-331.

Adoptive Immunotherapy with Cytokine-Induced Killer Cells for Patients with Relapsed Hematologic Malignancies after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Laport, G. G., Sheehan, K., Baker, J., Armstrong, R., Wong, R. M., & Negrin, R. S. (2011). Adoptive Immunotherapy with Cytokine-Induced Killer Cells for Patients with Relapsed Hematologic Malignancies after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 17(11), 1679-1687.

A phase 1 study of imatinib for corticosteroid-dependent/refractory chronic graft-versus-host disease: response does not correlate with anti-PDGFRA antibodies
Chen, G. L., Arai, S., Flowers, M. Ed., Otani, J. M., Qiu, J., & Miklos, D. B. (2011). A phase 1 study of imatinib for corticosteroid-dependent/refractory chronic graft-versus-host disease: response does not correlate with anti-PDGFRA antibodies. BLOOD, 118(15), 4070-4078.

Global and organ-specific chronic graft-versus-host disease severity according to the 2005 NIH Consensus Criteria
Arai, S., Jagasia, M., Storer, B., Chai, X., Pidala, J., & Lee, S. J. (2011). Global and organ-specific chronic graft-versus-host disease severity according to the 2005 NIH Consensus Criteria. BLOOD, 118(15), 4242-4249.

Early CMV Viremia Is Associated with Impaired Viral Control following Nonmyeloablative Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation with a Total Lymphoid Irradiation and Antithymocyte Globulin Preparative Regimen
Schaenman, J. M., Shashidhar, S., Rhee, C., Wong, J., Navato, S., & Brown, J. M. (2011). Early CMV Viremia Is Associated with Impaired Viral Control following Nonmyeloablative Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation with a Total Lymphoid Irradiation and Antithymocyte Globulin Preparative Regimen. BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 17(5), 693-702.

Long-term outcomes in patients with high-risk myeloid malignancies following matched related donor hematopoietic cell transplantation with myeloablative conditioning of BU, etoposide and CY
Naik, S., Wong, R., Arai, S., Brown, J., Laport, G., & Johnston, L. (2011). Long-term outcomes in patients with high-risk myeloid malignancies following matched related donor hematopoietic cell transplantation with myeloablative conditioning of BU, etoposide and CY. BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 46(2), 192-199.

Complete donor T-cell engraftment 30 days after allogeneic transplantation predicts molecular remission in high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Jones, C. D., Arai, S., Lowsky, R., Tyan, D. B., Zehnder, J. L., & Miklos, D. B. (2010). Complete donor T-cell engraftment 30 days after allogeneic transplantation predicts molecular remission in high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY, 150(5), 637-639.

Phase I/II Trial of GN-BVC, a Gemcitabine and Vinorelbine-Containing Conditioning Regimen for Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Recurrent and Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma
Arai, S., Letsinger, R., Wong, R. M., Johnston, L. J., Laport, G. G., & Horning, S. J. (2010). Phase I/II Trial of GN-BVC, a Gemcitabine and Vinorelbine-Containing Conditioning Regimen for Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Recurrent and Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma. BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 16(8), 1145-1154.

Rituximab in hematopoietic cell transplantation
Arai, S., & Miklos, D. B. (2010). Rituximab in hematopoietic cell transplantation. EXPERT OPINION ON BIOLOGICAL THERAPY, 10(6), 971-982.

TLI and ATG conditioning with low risk of graft-versus-host disease retains antitumor reactions after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation from related and unrelated donors
Kohrt, H. E., Turnbull, B. B., Heydari, K., Shizuru, J. A., Laport, G. G., & Lowsky, R. (2009). TLI and ATG conditioning with low risk of graft-versus-host disease retains antitumor reactions after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation from related and unrelated donors. BLOOD, 114(5), 1099-1109.

Infusion of the allogeneic cell line NK-92 in patients with advanced renal cell cancer or melanoma: a phase I trial
Arai, S., Meagher, R., Swearingen, M., Myint, H., Rich, E., & Klingemann, H. (2008). Infusion of the allogeneic cell line NK-92 in patients with advanced renal cell cancer or melanoma: a phase I trial. CYTOTHERAPY, 10(6), 625-632.

A cost-effectiveness analysis of adjuvant trastuzumab regimens in early HER2/neu-positive breast cancer
Kurian, A. W., Newton Thompson, R., Gaw, A. F., Arai, S., Ortiz, R., & Garber, A. M. (2007). A cost-effectiveness analysis of adjuvant trastuzumab regimens in early HER2/neu-positive breast cancer. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 25(6), 634-641.

Natural killer cells: can they be useful as adoptive immunotherapy for cancer?
Arai S, & Klingemann H-G. (2005). Natural killer cells: can they be useful as adoptive immunotherapy for cancer?. Expert Opin Biol Ther.

Association of Foxp3 regulatory gene expression and graft-versus-host disease
Miura Y, Thoburn CJ, Bright EC, Phelps ML, Shin T, & Hess AD. (2004). Association of Foxp3 regulatory gene expression and graft-versus-host disease. Blood, 104.

Poor outcome in steroid refractory GVHD with ATG treatment
Arai S, Margolis J, Zahurak M, Anders V, & Vogelsang GB. (2002). Poor outcome in steroid refractory GVHD with ATG treatment. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant, 8.

von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease activity and proteolysis of von Willebrand factor in bone marrow transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy
Arai S, Allan C, Streiff M, Hutchins GM, Vogelsang GB, & Tsai HM. (2001). von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease activity and proteolysis of von Willebrand factor in bone marrow transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy. The Hematology Journal, 2.